By meeting elevated levels of quality standards, you can feel confident in the high-quality care Bright Beginnings provides.

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards

Based on research and supported by evidence-based practices, the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards provide a framework for families, professionals and policymakers to:

  • Share a common language and responsibility for the well-being of children birth to first grade.
  • Know and understand developmental expectations of young children.
  • Understand the connection among the foundations of early childhood, K-12 educational experiences, and lifelong learning.

The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards specify developmental expectations for children from birth to first grade. The standards reflect attention to all domains of a child’s learning and development. The domains include:

  • Health & Physical Development
  • Social & Emotional Development
  • Language Development & Communication
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Cognition & General Knowledge

What are the guiding principles that informed the development of the standards?

  1. All children are capable and competent.
  2. Early relationships matter.
  3. A child’s early learning and development is multidimensional.
  4. Expectations for children must be guided by knowledge of child growth and development.
  5. Children are individuals who develop at various rates.
  6. Children are members of cultural groups that share developmental patterns.
  7. Children exhibit a range of skills and competencies within any domain of development.
  8. Children learn through play and the active exploration of their environment.
  9. Parents are children’s primary and most important caregivers and educators.

Click here to learn more about Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

Young Star

Bright Beginnings is proud to work with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families’ YoungStar program. YoungStar gives parents peace of mind and helps give their kids a promising start in life.

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For additional information about our qualifications, take a moment to review these helpful resources:

Wisconsin Child Care Center State Code

Read the details of the Wisconsin Administrative Code DCF 251.04.

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) provides or oversees county administration of programs to assist children and families. Learn more here.

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